The 23rd Annual Howard Chapnick Grant was presented to Alicia Hansen / NYC SALT an organization that creates opportunities in visual arts and pathways to college for underserved New York City youth.
Alicia Hansen, Founder and CEO of NYC Salt
Alicia created NYC Salt, a photography and video nonprofit program for high school students in NYC, in 2008 and has since grown the organization to engage over 200 youth per year in rigorous visual arts education and college-preparatory programming, with college acceptance and graduation rates far in excess of national norms. She started a career as a professional photographer 23 years ago as a photojournalist and producer for editorial, commercial, and advertising projects for an array of clients. She holds an MA in Visual Communications from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia.